SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED January 9, 2018

Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by admin





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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF FORECAST UPDATED on 1-9-18
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For Wednesday morning the surf should be solid but conditions will remain a question mark.

We’ll see a combo of NW ground swell, (290-300 degrees with 14+ second intervals), and some 11-12 second interval wind swell from a more Westerly 265-285 degrees. Together, they should put the top spots into the OH to possibly even DOH zone.

Beware of the Urban Runoff – It is advised to stay out of the water for 72 hours following any measurable rain fall. It’s always a roll of the dice, especially after a major downpour. The threat of getting sick is very real so if you do insist on taking the plunge be sure to use ear plugs an upon exiting the ocean rinse off in hot water, use some alcohol based ear drops and a nasal netti pot rinse for good measure never hurt anybody.

Wednesday
2018-01-10 Wed 01:24 AM Moonrise
2018-01-10 Wed 04:49 AM 5.02 feet High Tide
2018-01-10 Wed 07:00 AM Sunrise
2018-01-10 Wed 11:55 AM 0.94 feet Low Tide
2018-01-10 Wed 12:50 PM Moonset
2018-01-10 Wed 05:03 PM Sunset
2018-01-10 Wed 05:52 PM 3.16 feet High Tide
2018-01-10 Wed 10:51 PM 1.84 feet Low Tide

The conditions look to clean up a considerably with variable winds in the 1-3 MPH zone until noon and 5-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. There’s a 10% chance of rain and the air temp tops out at 64 degrees.
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For Thursday morning the combo swell will decrease a bit, but there will still be tons of surf with head high to OH high waves for the best West facing breaks and possibly even a few larger sneaker sets at the top deep water spots.

Thursday
2018-01-11 Thu 02:19 AM Moonrise
2018-01-11 Thu 05:33 AM 5.23 feet High Tide
2018-01-11 Thu 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-11 Thu 12:46 PM 0.44 feet Low Tide
2018-01-11 Thu 01:25 PM Moonset
2018-01-11 Thu 05:04 PM Sunset
2018-01-11 Thu 07:01 PM 3.28 feet High Tide
2018-01-11 Thu 11:42 PM 2.04 feet Low Tide

The conditions look fair with N/NNE winds in the 2-5 MPH range until noon and 2-7 MPH out of the West in the afternoon. The air temp bumps up to 69 degrees.
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Friday morning looks a little smaller again, but there will still be plenty of surf on tap. The better West facing beaches should see chest to shoulder high surf will larger sets for the top West facing beaches.

* A fresh swell will be rolling in through the day from a 290-300 degree angle with powerful 16-18 second intervals.

Friday
2018-01-12 Fri 03:14 AM Moonrise
2018-01-12 Fri 06:12 AM 5.41 feet High Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-12 Fri 01:26 PM 0.04 feet Low Tide
2018-01-12 Fri 02:03 PM Moonset
2018-01-12 Fri 05:05 PM Sunset
2018-01-12 Fri 07:50 PM 3.43 feet High Tide

The conditions look decent all day with variable winds in the 1-5 MPH range from sunup to sundown. The air temp bumps up to 71 degrees.
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For Saturday morning we’ll see another increase in size as that new swell peaks and dishes up Head High to WOH, (Well OVERHEAD), sets for the top West facing beaches.

Saturday
2018-01-13 Sat 12:25 AM 2.14 feet Low Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 04:07 AM Moonrise
2018-01-13 Sat 06:46 AM 5.56 feet High Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-13 Sat 02:01 PM -0.26 feet Low Tide
2018-01-13 Sat 02:43 PM Moonset
2018-01-13 Sat 05:06 PM Sunset
2018-01-13 Sat 08:28 PM 3.54 feet High Tide

The conditions look great with N/NNE winds in the 4-8 MPH zone all day long, (stronger below passes and canyons). The air temp leaps up to 76 degrees.
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For Sunday morning we’ll see shoulder to head high waves, with a few leftover, OH sets at the best West facing breaks. The angle will continue to roll in at a fairly liberal 290-300 degrees.

Sunday
2018-01-14 Sun 01:01 AM 2.17 feet Low Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 04:59 AM Moonrise
2018-01-14 Sun 06:59 AM Sunrise
2018-01-14 Sun 07:18 AM 5.69 feet High Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 02:32 PM -0.47 feet Low Tide
2018-01-14 Sun 03:27 PM Moonset
2018-01-14 Sun 05:07 PM Sunset
2018-01-14 Sun 09:00 PM 3.63 feet High Tide

The conditions look pretty good again with N/NNE winds in the 3-7 MPH zone until noon, (stronger below passes and canyons), and2-6 MPH out of the NW in the afternoon. The air temp dips down to a comfy 73 degrees on the sand.
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Water Temps are as follows – Malibu 60, Santa Monica 61, Hermosa 60, Huntington 59 and Newport 60 degrees.
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I’ll be back on Thursday with the next update!
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